CIAs Osama Bin Laden-Actionfigure for sale. Still looks like Darth Maul.

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osama2Vor ein paar Monaten bloggte ich über Bin Laden-Actionfiguren des CIA, die damals von Donald Levine (G.I. Joe) entworfen wurden. Die Figur kam mit austauschbaren „Demon“-Kopf, der verdächtig nach Darth Maul aussah, und Kids in Afghanistan davon abhalten sollte, Al Kaida beizutreten. Der Plan wurde verworfen und es existieren nur drei Prototypen, nur einer davon mit DarthMaul-Kopf. Und irgendwie hat das Auktionshaus Nate D. Sanders seine Griffel an genau diese Figur bekommen und versteigert die jetzt. Das Gebot steht derzeit bei 2.750 Dollar und ich bin wirklich am überlegen.

Scarce and nearly unbelievable prototype of Osama Bin Laden doll intended for use in Arab countries in order to dissuade children from idolizing the terror leader. This prototype was covertly designed for the C.I.A by Donald Levine (the creator of the iconic G.I. Joe doll) in 2005 for an 'influence operation', intended to strategically distribute a scary depiction of Bin Laden to children, ideally to prevent them from joining a terrorist group such as Al Qaeda. The project was discontinued after the prototypes were developed, with this prototype being one of just three in existence. The other two remain either at C.I.A. headquarters or the Pentagon.

The doll's permanent head is a look-alike representation of Bin Laden, and comes with a removable head featuring a depiction of Bin Laden as a 'demon'. The removable head is a frightening representation of Bin Laden, with his face painted bright red with black facial features and bright green eyes.

Nate D. Sanders-Auctions: Incredible Osama Bin Laden Doll Prototype Sanctioned by The CIA -- Bin Laden Doll Was Intended for Distribution to Civilians in Afghanistan & Pakistan -- One of Three in Existence (via Matt Novak)

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